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How the Media is helping Hamas by Bassam Tawil

600.png We know that Hamas uses human shields. But why would you report this when you are sitting in the middle of the Gaza Strip, surrounded by Hamas gunmen?" — Reporter covering the war, who asked not to be identified. ...
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Jewish Peak bodies condemn “Jewish Democrat” organisation by Dvir Abramovich and Nina Bassat

B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and Jewish Community Council of Victoria condemn AJDS statement on Gaza conflict ...
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The diaspora disconnect by Simon Levy

simon-levy-medium.png It's disappointing that the Jewish community in the diaspora have not been able to get large attendence in pro-Israel rallies. ...
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Hamas is killing its own by Glen Falkenstein

“EVERYBODY here hates Hamas ... But they’re too afraid to say so publicly. Our food comes from Israel but what we give them in return is rockets.” ...
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How selective body counts incite more violence by Alan M. Dershowitz

592.png The media has obsessively counted every dead body in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. They rarely explain why so many more Palestinians than Israelis have been killed: Hamas does not allow Palestinian civilians into their shelters, while using civilian areas from which to fire their rockets; Israel, on the other hand, devotes its resources to building shelters and Iron Dome protection. Put another way, while Israel uses shelters and Iron Dome to protect its civilians, Hamas uses its civilians to protect its rockets and its terrorists. A widely circulated cartoon makes this point effectively: ...
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How the West helps Hamas thwart future Israeli pullouts by Evelyn Gordon

Several commentators have already noted that foreign airlines’ suspension of flights to Israel due to Hamas rocket fire may mean Israel will “never-ever hand land to Palestinians ever again,” as Shmuel Rosner put it on Twitter; Israel can’t afford to have its sole air bridge to the world be at the mercy of a terrorist organization’s whims. ...
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Shalom mother*****r by Eitan Chitayat

I'm tired of the argument lobbed against us where I read people saying it's ‘not fair' because more Palestinians have died than Israelis. Of people asking ‘why are we complaining when we're the stronger ones?' My heart bleeds for every innocent killed no matter what side they're on. Palestinian or Israeli innocents - it matters not. But I will not apologise for surviving. ...
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Believe nothing from the BBC by Jack Engelhard

The BBC and now other “experts” talk about this conflict being so complicated. Nothing about this is complicated. Ask anyone in Israel. If they don’t shoot at us, we don’t shoot at them. Simple enough? ...
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Hamas instructs social media legions:"Anyone killed or martyred is to be called a civilian by Joshua Levitt

pa-ministry-300x297.png Hamas has instructed its social media legions to be careful with terminology used to describe Israel’s Operation Protective Edge on Facebook, posting a revealing set of guidelines on its own Facebook page, MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, reported on Thursday. Among its recommendations, social media activists were told to describe anyone who dies as a “civilian,” and specifically were reminded, “Don’t forget to always add ‘innocent civilian.’ ...
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Moral clarity in Gaza by Charles Krauthammmer

04320083-2859.jpg “Here’s the difference between us,” explains the Israeli prime minister. “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.” ...
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How the West is complicit in Islamic Jew-hatred by Melanie Phillips

showimage.ashx?id=248976&h=236&w=370.png Muslim attacks on Jews spiraling across Europe go virtually unreported by mainstream Western media; everyone, therefore, misses big story: the tsunami of anti-Jewish hatred rolling across Europe. ...
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Another day of Israel bashing at Aunty by Cut & Paste

PERHAPS our friends at 7:30 could have a little look at what Hamas is up to just for a change. ...
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Are Israel’s Enemies Losing Ground in the PR War? by Tom Wilson

There is something different about the reaction to the latest Israel-Gaza conflict. The level of anger, the amount of hate, the fury being directed against Israel by protesters seems more unhinged, more ferocious, and, one is tempted to say, more disproportionate than ever before. But perhaps as a result something else is happening. One senses that a growing number of commentators and observers are seeing Israel’s detractors with new eyes. ...
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It’s time to bust the 'Israeli blockade led to Hamas rockets' myth by Alan Johnson

Here is the widely believed fallacy: the Israeli blockade of Gaza led to the firing of Hamas rockets from Gaza. And here is the little known truth: it was the firing of Hamas rockets from Gaza that led to the Israeli blockade of Gaza. ...
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A day in the life .. by an Israeli

Sunday 13th July, 2014 Last night my children lost their air-raid siren virginity - sounds crass, I know, but there is nothing warm and fuzzy and innocent about your children hearing their first air-raid siren. They hurried to the mamad (a reinforced room, equivalent of a bomb shelter in newer homes and apartments, ours doubles as our guest room) - they walked, they did not run, they have been drilled. Mia (7) played with her cousins, Gili (5) immediately recited two chapters of Psalms (he's just that kind of kid) and Elli (2.5) played obliviously on the iPad. There were no booms, no scary sounds, no dramas. The ten mandatory minutes of residing in the mamad from the commencement of the siren passed, everyone returned to the usual bed-time routine. Shortly after - a second round - same routine, once again, there were no booms, no scary sounds, no dramas. Bedtime. Since this all started nearly a week ago, Mia & Gilli have been sleeping in the mamad - two less children to collect in the middle of the night if a siren goes off, the naïve hope that we'll spare them trauma - that if there's a siren, maybe they won't even wake up if we don't have to move them. I lay in bed, floating between sleep and wake-fullness, terrified that I might sleep through a siren. Exhausted body, restless mind. I toss and turn, my restlessness disturbing Moshi, he heads off to one of the kids empty beds to try and sleep what remains of the night. 5:30am. Awake. Hopes of any sleep long-gone, the night is over. I hear the pitter patter of Gili's feet climbing the ...
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Israel’s Perennial PR Problem by Dr Joseph Frager

As a ground invasion of Gaza appears imminent, it is imperative that Israel ramp up its usually weak PR actions and policies. ...
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Israel is the new one-percenter by David Werdiger

davidwerdiger-medium.png Inequality has gone hopelessly out of fashion. Obama declared economic inequality “the defining challenge of our time“. ...
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Nuts to Your Moral Equivalency on Gaza by Jack Engelhard

Jews are not being killed enough? Is that the problem? ...
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The complete guide to Israeli media by Mister Matzliach

israeli-media-300x200.png This is your guide to all the Israeli media outlets you need – radio, TV, and newspapers – plus, embedded live Twitter feeds to keep you up-to-date. Whether in times of peace or war, we want to know what is happening and to be entertained. While you have to have DTT (ממיר דיגיטלי), HOT cable, or YES satellite to receive some content, there is quite a bit of Israeli content available through your computer or smartphone for free. ...
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Moral Equivalence, Moral Idiocy by Bruce Thornton

Scenes all too familiar from the Arab conflict with Israel have followed the murder last Wednesday of a 16-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdeir. Mourners at his funeral chanting the Muslim war-cry “Allahu Akbar” as they carry the boy’s open coffin, the crowd shouting slogans like “Intifada rise up” and “America and Israel are the terrorists,” banners representing terrorist organizations like Hamas and Islamic Jihad waving above the crowd, gangs of “youths” attacking Israeli police throughout East Jerusalem, barrages of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, and the usual condemnations of Israel and calls for “restraint” from the “international community” – all sadly are business as usual. And the “business” is the demonization of Israel and the obscene double standards indulged by too many in the West. ...
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